GARR Services - The Italian research and education network

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GARR services

Services for a community on the move

 A wide range of services are included in the GARR network access agreement, some of which are strictly related to network management, and others more oriented towards end users.

The GARR network and its services are dedicated to the Italian research and education community

 


  NETWORK & ACCESS

   Dedicated service subject to a contribution to cover costs

 NETWORK MANAGEMENT

GARR NOC (Network Operations Center) is responsible for the network management and operations, the reporting service, the fault management, the activation of new connections, the collection and publication of statistical data of traffic.
https://www.noc.garr.it

 DEDICATED CONNECTION  

GARR provides, on demand, end-to-end connectivity services to establish direct physical or virtual connections between two or more locations in order to geographically extend their data centres or tosegregate specific application data and share resources in a transparent way. According to the technical requirements, different types of service can be provided: end-to-end circuits (based on the use of the DWDM transmission network with very low latency and with link capacities up to 100 Gbps), L2-VPN and L3- VPNs, or virtual private networks of level 2 or level 3, created by using IP/MPLS technology.

All organisations connected to GARR can request customized solutions based on their needs and receive the service and relative evaluation of the contribution to cover costs.
https://www.noc.garr.it

 NETWORK MONITORING

GINS monitoring system(GARR Integrated Networking Suite) includes tools for diagnosing and tracing problems of the network infrastructure and services as well as traffic monitoring systems. GINS publishes public statistics online and customised access for individual organisations.
https://gins.garr.it/

 IPv4 and IPv6 ADDRESSES

GARR LIR (Local Internet Registry ) is the service that assigns IPv4 and IPv6 networks to users. The availability of public IP addresses makes possible for institutions to create an open network directly visible from national and international Internet destinations, with the ability to host services (websites, mail, videoconference) and to make each user individually present on the network.
https://www.lir.garr.it

 SECONDARY DNS

Upon request, GARR offers a secondary DNS service for institutions. For the registration of a .it domain it is necessary to have at least 2 DNS (primary, secondary). Institutions are guaranteed support for DNS configuration both during activation and for all maintenance operations.
https://www.lir.garr.it

 DOMAIN NAMES

All GARR users can register .it and .eu domain names for free. The responsible  service is GARR NIC (Network Information Centre).
https://www.nic.garr.it

 VOIP NUMBERING SPACE

With NRENUM, GARR  offers the possibility to request numbering spaces with an Italian prefix under the NRENum tree, or + 39.nrenum.net. All organisations connected to the GARR network can request it.
https://www.nrenum.garr.it

   CYBERSECURITY

 MANAGEMENT AND PREVENTION

CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) assists users in the management of computer security incidents and in the implementation of prevention and mitigation measures. The service disseminates information on the most common vulnerabilities and security tools to be adopted; issues directives on the minimum safety requirements for machines with access to the network and verifies compliance with them.
https://www.cert.garr.it

 VULNERABILITY TESTS

SCARR is a secure and flexible remote vulnerability scanning service. It is reserved to GARR APMs and it provides detailed information on a network critical issues, while offering indications and suggesting possible solutions.
https://scarr.garr.it

   IDENTITY & MOBILITY

   Dedicated service subject to a contribution to cover costs

 DIGITAL IDENTITIES

IDEM (IDEntity Management) enables you accessing several federated services making use of your institutional digital identity. For example, you can access electronic magazines from wherever you are making use of the same username and password you daily use for your university’s wifi network and email.
The GARR IDEM AAI service is the federation operator. It ensures high quality and effective technical operation of the Federation, enforces compliance to relevant standards, in agreement with other federation operator at the European scale and Worldwide.
All organizations connected to GARR can register an Identity Provider. Any organization (Service Provider) that provides services of interest to the GARR community (publishers, software providers or online services, etc.) can register a resource in the Federation.
https://www.idem.garr.it

 DIGITAL IDENTITIES IN THE CLOUD  

The IdP in the Cloudservice gives the possibility to host the Identity Provider of an organisation on the GARR Cloud platform. Thanks to this service, the organisation will be able to manage the digital identities of its users without managing with the underlying technological aspects.
All organisations connected to GARR that are not yet members of the IDEM Federation can request the service and relative evaluation of the contribution to cover costs.
Under the agreement stipulated with the Italian Ministry of Health, IRCCS and IZS can request the service without having to pay additional costs.
https://www.servizi.garr.it/idp-in-the-cloud

 WIFI IN MOBILITY

eduroam (Education Roaming) ) is the service that allows users on the move to other organizations to easily and securely access the wireless network using the same credentials provided by their organization.
http://www.eduroam.it

 DIGITAL CERTIFICATES

Certification Service GARR grants to its community digital certificates for free, both in the personal and server version These certificates are issued by one of the major commercial Certification Authorities: SECTIGO, automatically recognised by almost all existing web browsers. All organisations connected to GARR can request server certificates, while personal certificates can be requested by users of organisations that adhere to the IDEM Federation.
https://ca.garr.it

   CLOUD

   Dedicated service subject to a contribution to cover costs

 COMPUTING AND STORAGE DISTRIBUTED   

The GARR cloud service offer includes:

OpenStack cloud-based services: which are classic virtual machines and virtual data centers (i.e. a collection of resources that an administrator can manage as if it were his own data center creating virtual machines and assign resources to users);
PaaS services (i.e. the opportunity to use one-click applications) and the Container Platform which is still in production.
GARR manages the Cloud with a federated approach. Organizations connected to the GARR network can participate making their expertise available or connecting their resources to the GARR cloud federation.
All organizations connected to GARR can request customized solutions based on their needs and receive the service and relative evaluation of the contribution to cover costs.
https://cloud.garr.it/

 PERSONAL STORAGE   

GARRbox is the personal storage service that allows the storage, synchronization and data sharing. GARRbox is a simple and safe service that allows you to always have your data with you thanks to synchronization between different devices.
All organizations belonging to the IDEM Federation can request customized solutions based on their needs and receive the service and relative evaluation of the contribution to cover costs.
https://gbox.garr.it

 FILESENDER

FileSender is a web applications to send large files up to 100 GB. The service can be used by all users who are part of organisations joining of the IDEM Federation.
https://filesender.garr.it

 MIRROR

GARR Mirror distributes the most common public softwares available on the net.
http://mirror.garr.it

 SpeedTest

GARR SpeedTest is a free service to check the connection speed of your network, both fixed and mobile. Speed tests are carried out towards nodes of the GARR network.
GARR Speedtest is made with open source software.
https://speedtest.garr.it/

 Web Tv & Live streaming   

GARR.tv is the live streaming and video on demand platform with which you can broadcast, record and make your events available to users in your organization. With GARR.tv, films and personal data are yours only.
https://www.garr.tv/

   VIDEO

 GARRMeet   

GARRMeet offers different solutions for videoconferencing, according to the different needs of its community.
Some of the platforms offered, such as Vconf and WebMeetings, allow users to book rooms from 5 to 200 seats for remote meetings using IDEM credentials.

Due to the high demand of videoconferencing service, GARR also offers open source tools, such as EduMeet and OpenMeet, which are recommended for instant meetings with a limited number of people.
These services are freely accessible through a browser or with a dedicated app. The platforms are the result of a development activity involving collaboration within the research community and the open source world community and are delivered as best-effort services.
https://meet.garr.it/

 OpenMeet   

GARR OpenMeet is a simple and secure tool for video meetings. It is a fully open and free service, with no need for any credentials or registration.

With OpenMeet, GARR joined theiorestoacasa.work initiative, providing one server. Based on Jitsi, an open source system, it allows users to make videocalls quickly, just opening a link from a supported browser, no need to install clients on computers, or to create an account, thanks to the WebRTC standards suite. Available also for mobile (through the app JitsiMeet - iOS and Android), no registration needed.
https://open.meet.garr.it/

 EduMeet   

GARR EduMeet is a simple and secure tool for your lessons or get to connected to your students. It is a fully open and free service, with no need for any credentials or registration. GARR EduMEET is also avaiable for Android and iOS and does not need any App.

With EduMeet, GARR joined the iorestoacasa.work/ initiative, providing one server. Based on Mediasoup, an open source system, it allows users to make videocalls quickly, just opening a link from a supported browser both from desktop and from mobile, with no need to install clients on computers, or to create an account, thanks to the WebRTC standards suite.
https://edu.meet.garr.it/

   SUPPORT

 ASSISTANCE

User Assistance contact

 


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Bram Peeters - GÉANT Chief Network Operations Officer - Member of NIAC

European Open Science Cloud - The New Frontier of Data-Driven Science

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